Viri Hernandez, Undocumented Activist, Criticizes District 8 Candidate Pastor Warren Stewart For Stance of Gay Issues
Viri Hernandez, a DREAM Act student organizer who has spent the last few years mobilizing Latino voters in West Phoenix, is criticizing Pastor Warren Stewart for his stance on gay relationships.
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(The DREAM Act was intended to grant a pathway to U.S. citizenship for individuals brought to this country as children and who met certain criteria. Those undocumented youth who would have qualified became knowns as Dreamers.)
"Pastor Stewart claims to be a moral meter, a fighter for justice," she writes in an unabashed open letter to Phoenix voters. "Unfortunately, his brand of justice has invisible lines which end at same-sex marriage. A man who refers to same-sex marriage as a contributing factor to the "widespread dysfunction of marriage and family," as going "against nature," does not have a place leading the city of Phoenix."
Scott Phelps, Stewart's campaign spokesman, tells New Times that Stewart addressed his views on same-sex marriage early on in the campaign.